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Social Development: Government Information: Group Areas

A guide to finding government information for Social Development students.

Inquiry Reports

South Africa. President's Council.    Report of the President's Council on the Group Areas Act 1966 (Act 36 of 1966) with special reference to Zonnebloem (District Six) and Pageview.    Cape Town :   Govt. Printer,   [1981] Shelf no. G 68 EPC 1/1981

South Africa. President's Council. Planning Committee.    Report of the joint committee consisting of the Planning Committee and the Committee for Community Relations of the President's Council on the principles and implementation of the Group Areas Act, 1966 (Act 36 of 1966), and aspects of the act which affect community relations /    Cape Town :   Government Printer,   [1982] Shelf no. G 68 EPC 2/1982

South Africa.Technical Committee of Enquiry into the Group Areas Act, 1966, the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, 1953 and Related Legislation.   Report of the Technical Committee of Enquiry into the Group Areas Act, 1966, the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, 1953, and Related Legislation.    Pretoria :   Govt. Printer,   [1983?] Shelf no. G 68 E.DEVE.83.REPO

South Africa. President's Council. Committee for Constitutional Affairs.    Report of the Committee for Constitutional Affairs of the President's Council on the report of the Technical Committee, 1983 and related matters.    Cape Town :   Govt. Printer,   1987.
Shelf no. G 68 EPC 4/1987
 

Select Committee reports

South Africa. Parliament. House of Assembly. Select Committee on the Legislative Effect of the Group Areas Bill.    Report of the Select Committee on the Legislative Effect of the Group Areas Bill.    Parow, South Africa :   Cape Times Limited,   1957. Shelf no. G 68 ESC 22/1957

South Africa. Parliament. House of Assembly. Select Committee on the Report of the Technical Committee of Enquiry into the Group Areas Act, 1966, the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, 1953, and Related Legislation.    Eerste en tweede verslae van die Gekose Komitee Oor die Verslag van die Tegniese Komitee van Ondersoek na die Wet op Groepsgebiede, 1966, die Wet op Aanwysing van Aparte Geriewe, 1953, en Aanverwante Wetgewing =   First and second reports of the Select Committee on the Report of the Technical Committee of Enquiry into the Group Areas Act, 1966, the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, 1953, and Related Legislation.    Pretoria, South Africa :   Government Printer,   [1984.] Shelf no. G 68 ESC 14/1984

Group Areas Act

South African History Online. Timeline of the Group Areas Act and Selected Related Pieces of Legislation

The Group Areas and other Acts are available in print in this library. We can find many of them online. Please ask.

Consolidated version of the Group Areas Act 1966 before repeal: South Africa. Group Areas Act of 1966 with amendments up to 1990 G 68 FL(GROU)

The Debates on the passing of the Acts in Parliament are also available in this library. 

The Group Areas and other related Acts were repealed by the Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act 108 of 1991. The Debates on the passing of this act provides useful background information to the Group Areas Act and its effects.

The annual Survey of race relations in South Africa by the South African Institute of Race Relations is good for chronologically tracing the Act and its effects.  Shelf nos. GR 323.16805 SURV, 323.16805 SUR, BAJ 323.16805 SUR

Explanatory memoranda on Bills

South Africa. Dept. of Interior (1910-1978)    Explanatory memorandum on the Group Areas Amendment Bill, 1952 /    [Cape Town :   The Dept.,   1952] Shelf no. G 68 EWP 32/1952

South Africa.    Explanatory memorandum on the Group Areas Amendment Bill, 1957 /    [Pretoria :   Govt. Printer,   1957.] Shelf no. G 68 EWP 5/1957

South Africa.    Explanatory memorandum on the Group Areas Amendment Bill, 1962 /    [Pretoria :   Govt. Printer,   1962.] Shelf no. G 68 EWP 5/1962

South Africa.    Explanatory memorandum on the Group Areas Amendment Bill, 1965 /    Pretoria :   Govt. Printer,   [1965?] Shelf no. G 68 EWP 5/1965
 

Post-1994 Interventions

South Africa. Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013. Print copies available. Online copy available in the Laws of South Africa: Consolidated Legislation

Briefing Notes on Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Bill 2012: The impact of the SPLUMB 2012 on Department of Human Settlements.

Department of Land Affairs. Land Planning & Information. (March 2007) Interventions to reverse undesirable settlement growth patterns. G 68 E.LAND.07.INTE

Financial and Fiscal Commission. (March 2011) The economic and fiscal costs of inefficient land use patterns in South Africa : final report

South Africa. Department of Land Affairs.    Draft Land Use Management Bill ;  Wise land use : white paper on spatial planning and land use management.  Pretoria :   Government Printer,   2001. G 68 E.LAND.01.DRAF

Mtantato, Sabelo. Chapter 11, Impact of current land-use patterns on public transport and human settlements. Submission for the 2012/13 Division of Revenue: technical report. Pretoria: Financial and Fiscal Commission, 2013.

Speeches

The Group Areas Act-- :   reaction to the report of the President's Council on the Group Areas Act Address by state president P.W. Botha in Parliament, on October 5, 1987.    Johannesburg :   Bureau of Information,   1987. G 68 E.INFO.87.GROU